we murder to dissect
Peli knows lots of cool people, like he definitely treats knowing cool people as part of the job of being him I think. (This may sound like shade, but it isn't. There's an art to knowing cool people.)

PG: I argue that the most outrageous excess of Modernist, Symbolist, and romantic thought about art — roughly, the doctrine that the poet’s (or whatever artist’s) work embodies the truths of a deeper stratum of reality as pure aesthetic form — turns out to make excellent scientific sense, once we have spent some time thinking about autoencoders.